Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas & A Repeat Impressions Sketch - D2513

I hope you all are having as wonderful a holiday season as I am.  I spent Christmas Eve with my 2 favorite guys - my husband and our grown son.  Today we go to spend the day with extended family. 
To make the day even more exciting, Repeat Impressions has a sketch for us.

For my card, I used RI image 716-G Moon Angel from the Thank You Series. I wanted to keep that moon & stars theme going so I embossed some stars on the color strip behind the focal point.  I happened to have this variegated blue paper for the background which worked out perfect for this card.   
This sketch is a challenge so feel free to play along.  Link your card here - on the Repeat Impressions blog and you will be entered into a random drawing for a wonderful prize - a $25 gift certificate to the RI store.   This is a great sketch to work on if you are looking for some peace and tranquility after all the holiday chaos.
Have a blessed and safe holiday season.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Repeat Impressions DCC - Last Minute Christmas Card

Todays Repeat Impressions DCC challenge was chosen by Rock Star Brenda Turner and this challenge comes at a perfect timing - Last Minute Christmas Card.   Now, if I'm making a last minute Christmas card it is most likely going to be a gift card holder.  So that's exactly what I did.

On this gift card holder, I used RI image 8819-H Do Not Open

So now, what is your pick for a last minute Christmas cards?   Create a card and link it to the RI blog and you will be entered in a random drawing for a wonderful prize - an full sheet of unmounted images.  See the complete rules here

This is a great opportunity to get another quick card done before Christmas.  I hope you get the chance to play along.

Thanks so much

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Repeat Impressions - What If? Wednesday - Sketch D1113

Happy chilly Wednesday morning from Central Wisconsin.  We are at -6 degrees here and that's not counting the wind chill.   Brrrrrrrr!

There is not a whole lot you can do in this cold weather, except maybe make a few cards and Repeat Impressions has the perfect sketch for you. 

For my card, I gave the sketch a 1/4th turn.  Both these images are from Repeat Impressions.  The sentiment is 2206-H Let it Snow .  Those lovely snowflakes are RI image 8805-K Snowflakes.  The matting on this card is a dark blue glitter paper unfortunately it looks very, very dark in all the photos. 

So if your looking for a way to stay warm, you have an awesome sketch to work with. Create your own card, link it on the RI Blog, and you will be entered into a random drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions store.  You can see the full details of this challenge here.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, December 6, 2013

SAS4K's Saturday - Winter Fun 4 Kids

We've had a little bit of a break at Send A Smile 4 Kids but its time to get back on track with a new challenge - Winter Fun 4 Kids.

We are sending out a huge thank you to this challenges sponsors.  You're awesome - thank you for your support!!
  1. Dollar Graphics Depot - is giving one lucky winner a $15 gift certificate.
  2. Fred She Said - is giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate.
  3. MilkCoffee Stamps - is giving 5 images of the winner choice.

What could be more fun than a snow man and this adorable image is from Dollar Graphics Depot - Brrrrrrr.............It's Cold Outside by Alice Smith.   This whole set of images is so cute but I especially love this tag.

The image on my 2nd card is from MilkCoffee Stamps - Boy With Rudolph Costume.  As cold as it has been around here, this is exactly how you need to dress up when going from place - a big heavy coat and a great hat like this one. So cute!!!
Now remember, this is a challenge so you have a chance to win those amazing prizes from those sponsors listed earlier.  All you have to do is create a 'winter fun 4 kids', link it on the SAS4K's blog and you will be entered in a random drawing.  SAS4K also picks a 'top 3'.   You can find the full details here.  
Send A Smile 4 Kids is a wonderful cause.  Find out more about it and here and how you can donate your cards here
Stay warm!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DCC - Christmas Card With a Tree

Joy was in charge of selecting this weeks Repeat Impressions DCC Challenge - Christmas with a tree.   How perfect is that? 

I went for a little different look but this card still features a tree.  I love this RI image 2708-M Pine Branch.  You've probably seen me use it over and over. 

Here is a close up.

Since this is a challenge, I hope you get a chance to play along.   All you need to do is to create your own Christmas card with a tree, link it on the RI blog and will be entered in a drawing for a unmounted sheet of stamps.  What an awesome prize.  You can find the full details here.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Project of the Week at Repeat Impressions

I'm thrilled to bring you this weeks Repeat Impressions, Project of the Week. 
Like most card makers, I completely focused on making Christmas cards and this project is no different.  I am going to show you how to make a masked and embossed snowflake card.

RI 6004-M Snow Positive is the perfect stamp for this project. 
snowflakes vertical positive

Along with a stream line stamp, you will need a VersaMark ink pad, white card stock, white embossing powder and a heat gun.  Using VersaMark, stamp your image in the desired location.   Sprinkle the wet image with white embossing powder.   Shake off the excess powder and set with the heat gun until the embossing powder is has the lovely shine.

Here is a closer look at that white on white - embossing powder on the white card stock.

Use scraps of card stock and repositionable tape to create a mask at the desired location on this card.  This RI image is perfect for this technique since it has a definite, crisp edge to work with.  I just place my card stock scraps right along the image edge.   Using foam sponges, apply various shades of blue ink completely covering that masked window.  I used lighter colors in the center and darker along the outer edges.
Remove those card stock strips of paper and you will see how that perfectly inked strip of color sets off those white embossed snowflakes. 

The sentiment I used is RI 423-G May all your dreams.....  I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark,  sprinkled with a dark blue embossing powder and set it with a heat gun. 

I went a dimension further and added these beautiful snowflake die cuts (die by Memory Box) with some amazing bling in the center.
Here is another look at the completed card.

Thanks so much for joining me on this weeks Project of the Week.  I hope you get an opportunity to give it a try. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing my Project of the Week.